The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the International Business Machines Corporation.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM
Rank 21 23 24
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing IBM 10 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.10% 2.99% 2.13%
As % of the Vendors category 9.80% 5.62% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
Average daily rate
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£416 £730 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.01% +94.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.29% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £32.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+14.61% +15.04%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Vendors Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
102 89 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 52.04% 53.29% 55.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 26 16
Average daily rate £400 £345 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% +4.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £230 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £730 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 13
Average hourly rate £16.84 £28.25 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.38% -10.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £14.35 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.49 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -10.25%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM across the Chester region.

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Chester

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Chester region.

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing IBM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM.

1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Spring
2 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
2 5 (35.71%) WebSphere
2 5 (35.71%) Integration Testing
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) J2EE
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 5 (35.71%) DB2
2 5 (35.71%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) SOAP
2 5 (35.71%) Web Services
2 5 (35.71%) WSDL
2 5 (35.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (35.71%) GPFS
2 5 (35.71%) System Integration Testing
2 5 (35.71%) SDLC
3 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 4 (28.57%) HP
3 4 (28.57%) Citrix
3 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 4 (28.57%) XML
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (28.57%) Migration
3 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) VMware ESX
4 3 (21.43%) XSLT
4 3 (21.43%) Banking
4 3 (21.43%) XPath

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing IBM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (35.71%) WebSphere
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (14.29%) IBM HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) HTTP
1 2 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) DB2
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database
3 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 2 (14.29%) Informix
3 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) JUnit
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium
2 2 (14.29%) Mockito
2 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
3 1 (7.14%) Subversion
3 1 (7.14%) Cactus
3 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Java Developer
1 5 (35.71%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Tivoli Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) J2EE Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) J2EE
1 5 (35.71%) SOAP
1 5 (35.71%) Web Services
1 5 (35.71%) WSDL
1 5 (35.71%) Spring
2 4 (28.57%) XML
3 3 (21.43%) CSS
3 3 (21.43%) HTML
3 3 (21.43%) Servlets
3 3 (21.43%) XSLT
3 3 (21.43%) JAX-WS
4 2 (14.29%) RESTful
4 2 (14.29%) JSON
4 2 (14.29%) JiBX
4 2 (14.29%) POJO
4 2 (14.29%) PowerMock
4 2 (14.29%) JAX-RS
4 2 (14.29%) XSL
4 2 (14.29%) JAX-RPC
4 2 (14.29%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Online Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
1 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Integration Testing
1 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
1 5 (35.71%) System Integration Testing
1 5 (35.71%) SDLC
2 4 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) TDD
3 2 (14.29%) Web Application Development
4 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Web Design
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Java
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) XPath
2 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
2 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) GPFS
2 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) VMware ESX
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 4 (28.57%) HP
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix
2 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Perforce